Brad Pattison, At The End of My Leash?? OMG

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  1. adojrts

    adojrts New Member

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    It figures Canada would find it's own CM. This joker is from Alberta, now we have two guys on t.v putting dog training back 20 years YAH!!
    When is there going to be a dog training program that promotes PR and how awesome it is??
     
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    I can't stand this show. Besides the fact that I am not a fan of his techniques, he is so OBNOXIOUS!
     
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    The presenter is a lunatic. Off his rocker. I love how he claims to have 15 years experience working with dogs, yet I have never seen ANY evidence of those credientials. None.

    Some of the "training" that goes on in that show in my mind is cruelty. I can barely bring myself to watch it.

    I long for that day. I really do. Both this show and Millan's show send an awful message to the general population about how to train a dog. If your dog training knowledge was limited (and, let's face it, most of the people on dog related forums are the dog owning minority in terms of knowledge) to begin with and you saw one of these shows, you would think that 'training' a dog in such as way was the norm. The way these shows are edited makes it look like these abusive methods actually work.
     
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    I don't believe we get that here in the states...........or if we do I haven't seen it yet.

    If it's like the 'other show' with CM........NO thanks :D

    I DO like the lady from "it's me or the dog" and her name (I know it so well) escapes me at this moment! I LOVE how she handles the people AND the dogs!
     
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    Was "It's me or the Dog" canceled? It used to be on Fridays but I have not been able to find it on anywhere :(
     
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    Well, I must be dense because I don't even understand what the heck Brad is doing. Every show seems to be the same---the owners take the dogs over jumps and small stone walls and go for a walk. Then Brad becomes a marriage counsellor and tells them to go on a date or spend time painting their house---what the devil does dinner have to do with dog training????

    And he's rude and beligerant. The owners want help. They aren't stupid people--they just need help with training. He talks to them like they are 5 years old.
     
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    I've not seen the show, but is her name Victoria Seawell (or something like that)
     
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    I saw this show for the first time the other night - it was useless.
     
  9. Maxy24

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    Close, Victoria Stilwell ;) she's the best dog trainer I've seen on TV. and I answered my own question it was not canceled the season just ended, it will be back on Feb. 10th :D
     
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    I love watching "It's me or the dog"! I was skeptical at first because of the way the trailers were shown, but I like her.
     
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    bcmoffatt totally normal

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    AARGH! I know!!

    I watched a few minutes of it and it blew my mind! I get a tight feeling in my chest just thinking about that idiot!!

    The one I saw had a completely untrained Malamute/Husky with a macho idiot owner that promoted rough play and bad behavior. The 'trainer' went through their house and came out with a prong collar, a baby gate and a bag of treats. He completely berated the owner and his girlfriend and said that the presence of those items indicated that the dog was out of control. He said treats and food rewards were useless.

    One of the couple's main complaints was that their dog didn't have off-leash recall. The idiot 'trainer' said it was because their dog didn't respect them, NOT because he's a NORTHERN breed or anything..... :mad: He promoted slamming the dog to the ground and laying on him, a great way to destroy trust and lose your face at the same time.

    My sister said she saw an episode where he told the dog owner to run around through bushes, puddles and over benches to convince the dog the HE was a dog, to improve pack structure and leader ship. :confused:
    Get out the straight jacket!!

    Erg, I'm all angry now. LOL!
     
  12. vanillasugar

    vanillasugar just call me Nilly

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    I hate this show. I really do. I've seen some pretty disgusting things from this guy, including almost running over a pom with a lawnmower as he dragged it around the yard, and slamming a dogs head in a door as it wasn't following him closely enough.

    I practically boycotted it for quite some time, until recently I'd heard a lot of people (family at christmas, etc.) talking quite positively about it, so I decided to give it another shot. I was able to watch ONE episode all the way through without being entirely disgusted, and I still thought the guy was a complete *ss.
     
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    I'm so glad we don't get this show down here! I had heard rumors about it and also rumors about that guy IRL from people on dog forums who live where he does (really, Alberta? I could have sworn it was somewhere else....but I may just be dense). *shudder*

    I like Victoria Stilwell and I had a little It's Me or the Dog marathon on veoh.com on Friday because I don't have cable. She's not totally PR and she uses sound aversion more than I really think is necessary, but she's about a million times better than these two North American jackasses. She works with tiny dogs a bit, but the episode where she works with those two gigantor dane mixes with serious reactivity and dog-aggression issues was impressive. Hey, head collars who'da thunk?!? Some of the people on that show....they supposedly have had these problem dogs for months and years and they never once went to a pet store to see if there was some sort of tool or product that might be able to help them? The fact that those two danes were walked on body harnesses and flexi-leads was just HORRIFYING to me. It takes about 20 seconds of looking on the internet to come up with the information that that's not a good idea in the least. Sorry, I'm rambling.
     
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    iheartsammy ME+DOGS=CRAZY

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    I hate to admit this, but I use to see no problem in the ways CM trained..But boy..I wish I would slap myself for that! (oh..wait..I can..lol) After reading up on PR I totally understand why every hates his methods...I've never seen the show ur talking about, but I can tell that's probably a good thing..:)

    I always hear people say stuff about CM like 'he's amazing' and 'The Dog Whisperer said.."..:rolleyes: And I once tried to convince my mom he was no good and her excuse was "but it works, doesn't it" I kinda didn't know how to respond...XP I always know the facts, but when it comes to saying them..I just go blank..*sigh*
     

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